Hartington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Derbyshire. Biggin is a chapelry of Hartington. 

Other places in the parish include: Hartington Town Quarter, Hartington Upper Quarter, Upper Quarter, and Town Quarter. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1610
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1800

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARTINGTON, a village, a parish, four townships, and a sub-district, in Derbyshire. The village stands on the river Dove, at the boundary with Staffordshire, 3 miles W of the Cromford and High Peak railway, 8 miles SW by W of Bakewell r. station, and 10½ N by W of Ashborne; has a bridge over the Dove, and a post office, under Ashborne; and gives the title of Marquis to the Duke of Devonshire. A weekly market is held on Wednesday; and fairs are held on 12 Feb., 2 April, and the Wednesday before the last Thursday of April. The parish consists of the townships of H. Town-Quarter, H. Nether-Quarter, H. Middle-Quarter, and H. Upper-Quarter; the two first in the district of Ashborne, the third in that of Bakewell, the fourth in that of Chapel-en-le-Frith. Acres of the whole, 24,160. Real property, of H. T. Q., £4,339, of which £160 are in quarries; of H. N. Q., £3,790; of H. M. Q., £3,844; of H. U. Q., £5,991, of which £860 are in mines, and £43 in quarries. Pop. of H. T. Q. 495; of H. N. Q., 329; of H. M. Q., 326; of H. U. Q., 1,190. Houses, 107, 84,69, and 248. H. T. Q. contains the village; H. M. Q. is conterminate with Earl-Sterndale chapelry; and H. U. Q. contains the chapelry of Burbage. The property of the parish is subdivided; the manor belonged anciently to the Ferrers, who had a castle on it; belonged in the time of Charles I. to Villiers; and belongs now to the Duke of Devonshire. Iron ore and many other minerals are in H. T. Q., but have been little worked. The quarries and works of the Buxton Lime company are in H. U. Q., and they employ several hundred men, and produce about 63,000 tons of lime a year. The mountains, moors, and vales of the parish are interesting to at once geologists, antiquaries, and tourists; and the northern tracts of it contribute attractions to the neighbourhood of Buxton. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lichfield. Value, £249.  Patron, the Duke of Devonshire. The church is ancient; was restored in 1858; and has transepts, and a pinnacled tower. Burbage living is a p. curacy, of the value of £100, in the patronage of the Duke of Devonshire; and the church of it was built in 1861, is in the early Norman style, and has a low square tower. Earl-Sterndale is separately noticed. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a school with £9, and other charities with £29. A new school-house was built in 1865. The sub-district contains H. T. Q. and H. N. Q. townships, Parwich parish, and parts of Ashborne and Bradbourne parishes; and is in the district of Ashborne. Acres, 29,671. Pop., 1,652. Houses, 332.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918

Parish Records – FamilySearch

FamilySearch Catalog – Free


England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


County: Derbyshire
Civil Registration District: Ashbourne; Chapel en le Frith
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of Hartington
Diocese: Lichfield
Rural Deanery: Bakewell
Poor Law Union: Ashbourne
Hundred: Wirksworth
Province: Canterbury

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